Definition of Ensiform

1. Adjective. Shaped like a sword blade. "The iris has an ensiform leaf"

Exact synonyms: Bladelike, Sword-shaped, Swordlike
Similar to: Simple, Unsubdivided



Definition of Ensiform

1. a. Having the form of a sword blade; sword-shaped; as, an ensiform leaf.

Definition of Ensiform

1. Adjective. shaped like a sword blade ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ensiform

1. sword-shaped [adj]

Medical Definition of Ensiform

1. Having sharp edges and tapering to a slender point, having a shape suggesting a sword. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ensiform

enshrine
enshrined
enshrinee
enshrinees
enshrinement
enshrinements
enshrines
enshrining
enshroud
enshrouded
enshrouding
enshrouds
enside
ensifer
ensiferous
ensiform (current term)
ensiform cartilage
ensiform leaf
ensiform process
ensign
ensigncies
ensigncy
ensigned
ensigning
ensigns
ensignship
ensignships
ensilage
ensilaged
ensilages

Literary usage of Ensiform

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"It arises from the lower part of the side of the sternum, from the inner surface of the ensiform cartilage, and from the sternal ends of the costal ..."

2. Dislocations and joint-fractures by Frederic Jay Cotton (1910)
"DISLOCATION OF THE ensiform CARTILAGE This is a rare and curious accident. ... The displacement is of the ensiform,—backward; the line of separation may be ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1855)
"angular space of the ensiform cartilage, but at a point which in health is the most impervious of the muscular septum—a point not weakened by deficiency of ..."

4. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1864)
"Dislocation of the ensiform Cartilage occurring during Pregnancy. By Dr. ROBERT SIM. (Edinburgh Medical Journal, February, 1853.) CASE. ..."

5. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1890)
"The dates of the union of the body with the ensiform, and of its less frequent ... There was no bone in the ensiform. This sternum is the only one in this ..."

6. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1903)
"... causing relative tricuspid insufficiency with its characteristic soft, low-pitched, systolic murmur, heard best at the ensiform cartilage. ..."

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